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Trapping danger to all animals

Published 6:14pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013

To the editor:

Were you aware that on Jan. 7 the Polk County Commissioners voted in favor of re-introducing legal trapping in Polk County?

The following article was published in the Tryon Daily Bulletin:

Trapping is barbaric and inhumane, not only to the targeted wildlife they intend to kill, but to the other animals including cats and dogs which get ensnared in their cruel and deadly grip.

As people who care about all living things, have devoted our life to the love and care of animals and as people who regularly hike with our dogs and have heard the horror stories of dogs being caught in these, we are vehemently opposed to this being allowed in our county.

Read this to learn more…

Please do all you can to raise awareness and help us stop the re-introduction of legal trapping in Polk County. Post something on your Facebook page, forward this email to your friends and sign petitions that may come your way. We do not have much time.

These are the email addresses of the Polk County Commissioners who voted in favor of this. Please, write to them, today:;;;;

The next Polk County Commissioners meeting will be held Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Womack building in Columbus. If you are concerned about the possibility of legal trapping in Polk County, please attend the meeting.

- John and Shari Golitz, Mill Spring

  • Susan McNabb

    Thank you for sharing the email addresses of the county commissioners. I’ve written to them expressing my views, and am on my way to facebook to contact all my animal rights friends throughout the country to enlist their help in keeping Polk County free of inhumane animal traps.

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